Midnighter and Apollo #3
Artists: Fernando Blanco, Romulo Fajardo
I’d go to Hell for LoveWhere we last left off we found out that Apollo has been kidnapped and is on the verge of death, and Midnighter is determined to find him. First Midnighter needs to find Mawzir (Lords of The Gun) and capture the ace of Winchesters, an Eldritch Rifle. Luckily Gregori knows where to find Mawzir. With a magic spell, Midnighter is able to see Hell on Earth. Stay with me, that will make sense in a minute.
Down in actual Hell, Neuron is testing Apollo’s virtue with a board game. Yeah you heard right, a board game. Neuron is trying to convince Apollo that Apollo really belongs there in Hell. Neuron’s first accusation is that Apollo is named after a fraud God and aspires pride and insolence. The game continues as Neuron tries to deflate Apollo’s hero facade. In Virginia, Midnighter confronts Vodyanar, who to everyone else looks like a normal old man. But to Midnighter he’s a hideous demon with a puffy chin full of teeth. See this is where the *see Hell on earth comes into play. Vodyanar tells Midnighter that he doesn’t have what Midnighter is looking for. To relieve some stress Midnighter punches the monster through the face, instantly killing him. The beast bursts open and fills the house with water and a bunch of junk that should be in a museum. What a hoarder. Midnighter smiles as he finds the little bullet he came for. Now its off to face Mawzir. With a magic candle that Gregori gave him, Midnighter is able to travel to Hell. Wasting no time, Midnighter kills any creature that dare delay him from his goal. He comes to the house that holds Mawzir. A couple of goons tell Midnighter that Mawzir is in the Vascular Gardens, they’re not worried because Midnighter has no power here. I don’t know if the creatures Midnighter just slaughtered would agree with that. Over in the gardens Mawzir throws a broken rifle at Midnighter’s feet. Looks like Mawzir is ready for a fight.
I was a little skeptical about these two guys at first because they seemed so much like Batman and Superman. But as I continue reading I see that they have their own quirks and charm, and a little unique craziness. Slowly these characters are chipping away at my heart. The love story aspect is really sweet and it brings depth to Midnighter to see how far his love will take him. Okay sorry if I got too girly on you for a second. Midnighter is not shy to spill some blood which makes him less predictable than our beloved Batman. Apparently Hell is an old western scene, which makes perfect sense to me. I really liked the dark and gritty art giving the whole book this ominous overtone. Definitely worth a read!
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